BMW Group New Zealand has released pricing and specification information on its new X1 SUV more than three weeks ahead of the official launch date at the end of October. The distributor says that two Read More
BMW Group New Zealand has released pricing and specification informati ...
Airbag manufacturer Takata’s disastrous run isn’t getting any better, with more brands added to the biggest recall in automotive history – now in the region of 59 million vehicles. Australian vehicles affected number around 90,000 Read More
Airbag manufacturer Takata’s disastrous run isn’t getting any better, ...
Ford plans to be Australia’s biggest auto industry employer by 2018.
The company has outlined its plans to continue doing business with 63 Australian suppliers after it ceases local manufacturing next year.
“Many people think the auto industry is closing down in Australia but that is not the case at Ford,” said chief executive Graeme Whickman. Continue reading “Ford outlines Aussie commitment” »
Ford plans to be Australia’s biggest auto industry employer by 2018. ...
This year’s New Zealand Car of the Year Award finalists has seen a mixture of vehicles in the top ten rather than the previous year’s SUV domination.
The New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild (NZMWG) and The New Zealand Automobile Association will announce the winner of the 2015 New Zealand Car of the Year at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland on December 9.
Members of the guild and the AA who have driven the top 10 cars will independently rank each of them on some elements including value, design and quality. Continue reading “Mixed bag in NZ Car of the Year top ten” »
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Toyota New Zealand says its expanded range of all-new Hilux models will attract buyers from sedans and SUV.
The company says it already has a good bank of advanced orders for the new Ute.
It has announced its prices on the all-new Hilux in advance of its December 1 on sale date to encourage more potential buyers to decide which variant better suits them. Continue reading “Toyota says all-new Hilux will attract sedan and SUV buyers” »
Toyota New Zealand says its expanded range of all-new Hilux models wil ...
The October issue of AutoTalk magazine is available for download as a PDF from our website now.
In this issue:
- Volkswagen New Zealand provides support to its dealers amid the massive emissions scandal
- The finalists for the New Zealand Car of the Year are announced
- Automotive Holdings Group adds another dealership
- Wingers split
- We look at the Australian import market
- Colonial Motor Company’s annual report details plan for growth
- Southern Autos opens its doors
- Part two of the panel discussion at the Australian Automotive Dealer Association conference
- David Crawford discusses the emissions scandal
- David Vinsen looks at the Australian market
- Matt Darby compares lead management and lead reporting
- Peter Aitken looks at mobile
- Tony Neems of Autosure discusses the motivation of money
- In EmploymentTalk we look at the fight for talent
- UDC’s Lawrence Proffit opens our Focus on Finance
- The battle for MTF
- Steve Owens explains F&I is not just for the big boys
- In tribunals, we look at the case of a mislabelled HSV
Plus a full round-up of statistics, and much, much more. Continue reading “Autotalk magazine out now” »
The October issue of AutoTalk magazine is available for download as a ...
The used import market was up again in September, but signs are beginning to show the heat is coming out of the market.
Passenger registrations were up 4.7% to 11,667 from 11,142 in September 2014.
That is well below the annual rise of 14%, with the tally for the year at 108,164. Continue reading “Used up, but slowing” »
The used import market was up again in September, but signs are beginn ...
Streetfighter Australia/New Zealand has partnered with U.S-based Hennessey Performance to custom build high-performance Ford Mustangs for local consumption.
Hennessey Performance is a U.S based company that has been producing some of the fastest and most exhilarating vehicles in the world since 1991.
Streetfighter New Zealand will be building Hennessey Mustang vehicles in New Zealand, which will be available from Auckland-based CTB Performance for local distribution. Continue reading “Hennessey Performance Mustangs coming to New Zealand” »
Streetfighter Australia/New Zealand has partnered with U.S-based Henne ...
Volkswagen New Zealand has finally been able to detail the number of vehicles caught up in its international emissions scandal.
Volkswagen New Zealand general manager Tom Ruddenklau told AutoTalk this afternoon that 4639 of its New Zealand sold vehicles carry the software that allows the car to cheat American-mandated nitrous oxide emissions tests.
That is not to say they necessarily fail the Euro emissions standards they would have entered the New Zealand market under – this is as yet unknown. Continue reading “More than 4000 NZ Volkswagens caught in emissions scandal” »
Volkswagen New Zealand has finally been able to detail the number of v ...
Economic indicators be damned, the new car market is continuing to set a cracking pace.
New vehicle registrations again put in strong gains in September, the overall market climbing 5% year on year to 12,474 vehicles.
Passenger registrations were up 5.4% to 8,835 vehicles, the strongest month of September since 1987, while commercial registrations were up 5.2% to 3639. Continue reading “New vehicles continue to beat expectations” »
Economic indicators be damned, the new car market is continuing to set ...